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United States of America

RC1: United Tech Research Center 411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT, 06108 USA

Position Role Type:

For more than 90 years the RTX Technology Research Center (RTRC) has operated as a multidisciplinary group of experts collaborating on groundbreaking innovations. Our team includes some of the world’s leading scientists, researchers and engineers working to anticipate the discoveries destined to change everything, and they transform that research into the solutions and products that help our businesses shape the future of aerospace and defense. Our unique talent, experience and resources allow us to deliver rapid responses to critical, time-sensitive challenges and develop breakthroughs for a safer, more connected world.

The Measurement Science Group at RTX Technology Research Center (RTRC) in East Hartford, CT has an open position for a research technician to work in our Materials Characterization laboratories. The position is part of a team integral to many of the research projects at RTRC and supports products from the various business units of RTX. You will be part of a team responsible for evaluating the physical and mechanical properties of materials and components throughout the product lifecycle. The work involves significant hands-on activity supporting the development of advanced materials and technologies through preparation of samples for characterization and testing.

What You Will Do:

Metallographic preparation

Precision specimen sectioning

Sample mounting and polishing techniques

Chemical handling and etching

Optical microscopy methods

Basic computer documentation/reporting

The preferred candidate will be capable of excelling as an individual contributor as well as in a team, with the desire to learn new skills and strong attention to detail. Experience in a hands-on laboratory or manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.

Qualifications You Must Have:
• AA/AS degree, Technical/Business School Certificate or Diploma, Skilled Trades Apprenticeship, or other post high school training (two years duration) or minimum experience of 6 years in a related field, e.g. materials characterization, manufacturing, quality/inspection, or precision machining
• Strong attention to detail and an ability to learn quickly and strive for continuous improvement
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment or independently with limited direction
• U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access the financial management system due to government contractual requirements

Qualifications we Prefer:
• Direct hands-on experience with metallography and specimen preparation is strongly preferred, with additional preference for experience with aerospace alloys/materials
• Experience with image and data documentation for incorporation into reports
• Self-starter with willingness to support strategic priorities and take ownership of assigned projects/initiatives.

RTX Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 185,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

The following position is to join our RTX Corporate, Enterprise Services, Research Center or BBN team:

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

AA/AS degree (or other 2-year post high school training) with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

The salary range for this role is 44,000 USD - 102,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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